BESS exists to promote innovation in teaching, learning and research, so it may specifically advance education in shoulder and elbow surgery and develop the discipline further.

Primarily, we do this by holding an annual conference each June which runs for three days. The conference takes place in a different location each year and is selected by BESS members at our annual general meeting. A group of BESS members make up the ‘local organising committee’ for the meeting and along with our conference organiser, Mr Jai Mistry, we bring together some of the greatest minds in shoulder and elbow surgery to investigate, educate and discuss the discipline.

In 2016 we visited Dublin, this year, in 2017 we will be visiting Coventry's Ricoh Arena? Will you join us? Find out more about next years event here.